Equal Access, Equal Opportunity: The 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
On July 26th, 1990, President George H.W. Bush, on the South Lawn of the White House, signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act. This landmark legislation was the first significant step in bringing all Americans, able and disabled, the ability to participate in the American dream. As President Bush stated in his speech that day, "Let the shameful wall of exclusion come tumbling down". In 2015, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will turn twenty-five, and The ADA Legacy Project (TALP) was specially created to spearhead the anniversary.
Faircount Media Group, in partnership with the ADA Legacy Project, is producing the premier publication commemorating the 25th Anniversary, entitled Equal Access, Equal Opportunity. This archive-quality publication will be expertly authored and superbly illustrated, in a 160-page, glossy, coffee-table style "bookazine." Editorial topics covered in the publication detail the history of this watershed moment and the progress in the years since, including:
- History of the ADA.
- ADA Legacy Project – Preserve, Celebrate, Educate.
- Universal design for accessibility.
- Technology and medical advances.
- Employees, employment and employers.
- Interviews or introductory letters from dignitaries:
- President George H.W. Bush
- Senator Bob Dole
- Former Attorney General Dick Thornburgh
- Former Department of Labor Secretary Elizabeth Dole
- Author of the ADA, Senator Tom Harkin
For a more detailed breakdown of the editorial content, please download this PDF.